absorbency

noun
ab·​sor·​ben·​cy | \ əb-ˈsȯr-bən(t)-sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) , -ˈzȯr- How to pronounce absorbency (audio) \
plural absorbencies

Definition of absorbency

1 : the quality or state of being absorbent
2 or absorbancy : absorbance

Examples of absorbency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not only is a pair of these period undies equivalent to the absorbency of three tampons, but each purchase goes towards helping make sustainable period solutions accessible to all. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 26 July 2022 And for the women who are worried about absorbency levels, Proof’s products take care of all levels from super light to super heavy. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 1 July 2022 The best period underwear is stretchy, breathable, offers a sliding scale of absorbency levels, and is available in an inclusive size range. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 23 June 2022 The high-absorbency boyshorts from Bambody, Thinx, and Saalt are great for heavy days. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 23 June 2022 Launched in 2019, Reign Pads touts their triple absorbency is like nothing customers have seen before. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 21 June 2022 The polyester gives the material its trademark softness, and the polyamide lends absorbency. Talon Homer, Popular Mechanics, 27 May 2022 Its absorbency held up both before and after washing, plus the colors remained bright. Barbara Bellesi Zito, PEOPLE.com, 16 May 2022 Our testers didn't note any shrinkage, stains, or change in its absorbency. Samantha Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of absorbency

circa 1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for absorbency

absorb(ent) + -ency

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9 Aug 2022

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“Absorbency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absorbency. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for absorbency

absorbency

noun
ab·​sor·​ben·​cy | \ əb-ˈsȯr-bən-sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) , -ˈzȯr- \

Kids Definition of absorbency

: the quality or state of being able to draw in or soak up

absorbency

noun
ab·​sor·​ben·​cy | \ əb-ˈsȯr-bən-sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) , -ˈzȯr- How to pronounce absorbency (audio) \
plural absorbencies

Medical Definition of absorbency

1 : the quality or state of being absorbent
2 or absorbancy \ -​bən-​sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) \ : absorbance

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